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Leapster 2 Doesn't Recognize Stylus

I bought the Leapster 2-Cars Edition brand new. I put new Energizer batteries in the system and turned it on. The game comes on however we can't get past the sign in screen. The leapster 2 doesn't recognize the stylus.

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  • dfaut Jan 12, 2009

    It was working for me since Christmas and all of a sudden, even with new batteries it won't! There must be a way to hard boot it, right? 

  • staceylnstl Jan 13, 2009

    We too have a new Leapster 2 and have this exact problem. Was working fine, replaced the batteries and the stylus won't work on its own. If you push the second "o" button on the bottom while using the stylus it works, but the stylus itself won't work without doing that.

  • chichigrtrk Jan 18, 2009

    I too was having this problem and this solution worked for me as well. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Thanks to the person that figured this one out.



  • cmcsurgical1 Jan 19, 2009

    I put new batteries in my daughters leapster2 disney princess edition and it turns on for a brief second, then a low battery symbol shows up and it shuts down. Can anyone help me with this?

  • kkottkey Jan 19, 2009

    We have had the Leapster 2 for one month. The machine will turn on but we cannot get past the pick a country icon. We have changed the battery and my husband tried the stylus on my daughters Leapster and it works fine. It seems to be something wrong with the screen not reading the stylus. Any suggestions?

  • hopeso2 Jan 29, 2009

    My son received a Leapster 2 for Christmas.  He has been playing a Cars game also and  he can not choose his name with the stylus.  I tried the recommended way to fix the problem, but it has not fixed his device.

  • lonegirl Feb 18, 2009

    My son got the Leapster 2 for Christmas. For about 1 month it was working amazingly. Now it is about 50/50 on whether the stylus will work or not. It gets to his name and you can't choose it. I tried re-calibrating...no luck.

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    What a relief! My son just got his for Christmas and I was sure it was broken! But this suggestion worked perfectly and now it is working as good as new!!!

  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2009

    I had the same prob, crying little girl who couldnt do anything with it. Thanks to Octo-***** it is all fixed. Thanks!!!

  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2009

    Thanks - it worked very well. Octopus80's stylus recalibration directions and the helpful hint under that about touching the A button returned our Leapster to normal.



    Thanks so much.

  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2009

    you rock!

  • midtwnman Mar 14, 2009

    You da man! I love this website!!

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2009

    Thanks so much! Was on my way to buy a new one when i thought why not check on line and see if anyone else had this happen!

    Works great!

  • melward Mar 28, 2009

    I also purchased the Cars edition of the Leapster 2 and it won't recognize the stylus. I have changed batteries, and tried different cartridges, but nothing makes a difference.

  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2009

    The same problem happened to us when we put in the battery pack from the Recharging System. Octopus's SOLUTION solved the problem; so thank you so much, Octopus. Once again, don't forget to press the "A" button when the menu screen comes up so that you can do the calibration................

  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2009

    We had the same problem occur when we put in the battery pack from the Recharging System. Octopus's SOLUTION solved the problem; so thank you so much, Octopus! Once again, just don't forget to press the "A" button when the menu screen comes up so that you can recalibrate your stylus.................

  • mikelles Apr 22, 2009

    Leapster 2 Doesn't Recognize Stylus and can't get passsed the sign on screen

  • Anonymous May 05, 2009

    Leapster turns on fine, but when I get to the sign-in screen and touch a name with the stylus, it just keeps saying do you want to sign in as a guest and even if I touch Guest, it still won't leave this screen. This Leapster was new not even a month ago. What's the problem and can it be fixed and if so, how????

  • Anonymous May 22, 2009

    worked tyvm

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Hold the hint button (question mark) when turning on the device. When the device turns on, do the stylus calibration and touch each of the crosshairs that shows up. After you are finished restart the leapster and you should be fine.

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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  • seanjd Feb 06, 2011

    Works now. Thanks

  • tpinto11 Jun 29, 2011

    thank you!
    So nice of you to share! Kids are so happy!

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    usssds Dec 05, 2012

    Thank you. That was an easy fix.

  • Evyonne Emory
    Evyonne Emory Dec 25, 2012

    Awesome...Thank you so much octopus80...we very neary had a very sad child on christmas morning!!

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The solution by Octopus80 works well, but it should be mentioned that when the troubleshooting screen comes up, press the A button to proceed. Anyway, thanks to the man with 8 legs

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Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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Sethnchrista- Press the power button FIRST then immediately press and hold the "?" until you it comes on and then release the "?" and press the "A" that says "Calibration". Then with your stylus hit each of the "+" until it's finished. Then press and hold the power button until Leapster turns off. After screen is black release the power button and Leapster will turn back on and will be Calibrated successfully. Good Luck!

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Thank you, that fixed it! Remember: You must hold down the question (?) button from before you power it on, until the calibration/diagnostic screen comes up...

Posted on Dec 21, 2009

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What do you do if you can't recalibrate? I can't get past the sign on screen & tried to recalibrate. I couldn't get past the 1st + in the upper left corner.

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    Stacy Brakob Jan 26, 2012

    I can't recalibrate either, did you get an answer??

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I was having the same problem and This worked!!! Thanks so much.

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

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Great fix. Thought the thing was done. Thanks Octopus!

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Awesome...GREAT!!!!work great!

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Thanks so much, this worked a treat!

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Doesn't work for mine. Held the ? and turned on and it booted normally. I guess I'll have to return

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Greetings all trying fix one of their childrens favorite toys. Iff the screen calibration does not work see my solution here:

http://www.fixya.com/support/t467256-leapster_touchscreen

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I have 2 boys twins each with its leapster 2 and you helped me. Now all those games will not go to waste. Thanks your advise worked on both.

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THANK YOU :) we had a long car journey ahead of us

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I am having trouble with this solution. It seemed to work at first, then stylus was useless again. And when I hit A button to recalibrate - the crosshairs didn't even show up,just got a blank screen. When they finally did show up - I thought I fixed it, but after restarting the stylus was useless again. Very frustrated.

Posted on Jul 12, 2010

  • Mom24Angels Dec 07, 2010

    WOW, was actually searching for a NEW or Used Cars edition of the Leapster 2 because ours wouldn't work, unfortunately they don't make the Cars edition anymore. My 4 year old was heart broken.. This fixed his and saved me mega bucks.. THANK YOU

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SOURCE: leapfrog- Leapster system Stylus adjust

Here's a step by step recalibration:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQayGCjEdgo&feature=channel_page

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Leapster won't turn on

Had the same problem. I could randomly make it turn on by some bazzarre combination of pushing buttons. Now won't do anything. Call Leapster 800 #, and thought I was getting a bunch of b.s. from a "tech" person, however IT IMMEDIATELY RESOLVED THIS PROBLEM. Remove the battery pack and batteries. Take a pencil eraser and rub/clean the contact point where each battery goes in on the tray (except the coil sides). Reinstall the batt's back in the trey. Use the eraser to do the same thing to the outside contact points on the outside edge of the tray as well as on the Leapster itself where the tray goes. Finally reinstall the the battery tray, and BINGO ! Crazy....I would have lost a bet on this "fix".

Posted on Dec 26, 2009

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I recalibrated the leapster2. It recognizes the stylus on the calibration screen. When I reboot it still doesn't recognize the stylus at all. Please help.


Hi,

If your Leapster does not respond to the stylus pen, it needs to be calibrated.

The following are instructions below on how to recalibrate the leapster.

1. Insert a cartridge, turn the unit on and wait for the sign-in screen to appear.

2. Hold down the Home, Hint and B buttons simultaneously.

3. When the screen changes, press the A button.

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